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Old 12th October 2005, 13:45
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Serial on Spitfire V(b?) AH-M from 332(N) Sqn 1942?

Testing the water. Anybody that can come up with a serial here? I am modelling AH-M "Litago" from 332 sqn and although I have found pictures of the plane I haven't found the serial...



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Old 13th October 2005, 00:30
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Re: Serial on Spitfire V(b?) AH-M from 332(N) Sqn 1942?

Hello Kyrre,

From Spitfire International :

PV215 - "AH-M" to 332 Sqn in Norway 19/6/45. RNAF "AH-M" from 22/11/45.
Coded "A-BI" AFTER 8/46. Sgt Thunes killed 26/9/50 when a/c f/l nr Bardalgárd.

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PT827 - RAF 23/8/44 ex 340,341 Sqns "AH-M" to 332 Sqn29/4/45. Arrived Norway 19/5/45.
Dived in near Askim 14/6/45 Sgt. Wik killed.

From Spitfire the History :

PV215 - No RNAF service noted, just Dyce 19/6/45.

PT827 - 341 Sqn 21/9/44 E/A CB 29/11/44.

From Photo looks like a kill marking on cockpit door.

So unles there was another my money is on PT827.

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Old 13th October 2005, 10:29
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Re: Serial on Spitfire V(b?) AH-M from 332(N) Sqn 1942?

No, I think the aircraft is earlier than that. The thickness of the yellow rim to the roundel suggests 1941. There might be an M in the squadron listings in Fighter Squadronf of the RAF, but the chance is thin. I'll try to remember to have a look.
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Old 13th October 2005, 14:04
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Re: Serial on Spitfire V(b?) AH-M from 332(N) Sqn 1942?

Spit Vb.AD325.Castle Bromwich-built.Shot down by a FW190 during the Dieppe Raid.The pilot,Olav Djønne,bailed out over the Channel and was rescued.This is the only AH-M Spit Vb that I have identified.Photo is from a series that were taken at Catterick in April 1942.

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Old 13th October 2005, 14:21
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Re: Serial on Spitfire V(b?) AH-M from 332(N) Sqn 1942?

Hello,

Well Done Stein,

She was a "named" Spitfire "Westmorland II" and had previously served with 310, 154 and 312 Squadrons before going to 332 Squadron.
The above from Air Britain AA100-AZ999.

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Re: Serial on Spitfire V(b?) AH-M from 332(N) Sqn 1942?

Hi,

Graham noted right notice about roundel. That (old) type of roundels was valid till 21.5.1942 when changes came into operation. Of course, there was idle period when the new roundels were applied in the Squadrons.

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